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Beware of the Facebook flytippers during the festive period

Resident's across South Somerset are being warned not to take to Facebook in the attempt to find a cheap way of disposing of waste this Christmas.

There is a growing industry of 'Facebook Flytippers' who pose online as legitimate waste removal companies but then dump the rubbish down country lanes and laybys.

If fly-tipped waste can be traced back to its owner, the owner can be fined even if they had no idea it was going to be fly-tipped.

Every individual and business has a 'duty of care' to ensure they correctly dispose of their waste. Remember your responsibilities for waste disposal this Christmas with the following festive rhyme:

Twas the night after Christmas and the bins were all full,
With the wrapping and packing and crackers you pull.
Where shall it go, how do we wave it good-bye,
Let's look on Facebook for a rubbish removal guy.

Take care, beware, all is not as it seems,
That really cheap price may not be a dream.
Check the man with a van before you proceed,
A fly-tipping fine is trouble you don't need.

Enjoy the festivities and Christmas cheer,
Recycle now and throughout the year.
Let's work together to stop the flytippers,
And make sure our district is one that glitters.

Always be wary of businesses that only operate through social media, do not seem to have a landline number or business address, and offer a very cheap cash deal.

Never pay cash, always get a full receipt and note details of people and vehicles. Always check the business has a valid licence on the Environment Agency's website: Find out more about Christmas waste collections such as day changes

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